# Reading Scales

## Using a standard set of kitchen scales to answer unit conversion questions.

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This is level 6: using a standard set of kitchen scales to answer conversion questions You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct and you do this activity online.

 What are these scales currently reading? Give your answer in ounces to the nearest ounce. oz What is the current reading in grams (to the nearest ten)? g How many ounces are in a pound? oz How many grams are in a kilogram? g How many kilograms (to the nearest whole number) are equal to two pounds three ounces? kg How many grams (to the nearest ten) are equal to one pound seven ounces? g How many ounces (to the nearest ounce) are equal to 400g? oz How many grams (to the nearest five) are in one pound? g How many grams (to the nearest five) are in two pounds? g How many grams (to the nearest five) are in nine and three eights of an ounce? g
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This is Reading Scales level 6. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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## Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Reading a linear scales in ones, twos, tens and fives.

Level 2 - Reading a circular scale in ones, twos, tens and fives.

Level 3 - Reading a linear scales showing decimals.

Level 4 - Reading a linear scales showing positive and negative decimals.

Level 5 - Reading a miscellaneous assortment of scales, dials and meters.

Level 6 - Using a standard set of kitchen scales to answer conversion questions.

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## Help

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From the Tools menu select Zoom and then select 75% or 50% or 200% to suit your needs.

Alternatively try hitting CTRL and - a few times to Zoom out or CTRL and + a few times to Zoom in.

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly. You can double-click the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.

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